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“Are Clint Mario and ME here?” asked a hip-looking twenty-something dude as he rolled up to the one-night display of the street art duo’s work at the Krause Gallery on Wednesday evening. “Nah,” responded a person in the crowd, hanging out in front of the tiny space at 149 Orchard Street on the Lower East […]

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Long before the Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery opened on Rivington Street and rents in the area soared through the roof, legendary street photographer Clayton Patterson has been shooting the Lower East Side. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the neighborhood was notorious as a magnet for crime, drugs, and prostitution and the lensman was there, preserving […]

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Earlier this year, a gallery opened up in the East Village called VolaVida. The space has hosted several exhibits since then, but it’s their latest group show which might prove to be its most controversial yet. “The Big Payback,” opening tonight, advertises work for sale by famed international street artists Banksy and Space Invader. So, […]

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On Friday, Brooklyn-based art duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, better known as FAILE, opened a comprehensive exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled “Savage/Sacred Young Minds,” the showcase includes new art alongside nods to the past such as the Temple and The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. These prominent installations, which the press release […]

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Just across the Hudson in Jersey City there’s a seemingly abandoned auto repair shop covered in graffiti art. Its entire exterior is doused with spray painted characters and letters that appear to explode off the wall in vibrant shapes and colors. And it doesn’t stop there. (Click gallery above to see every piece.) Scores of […]

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I’ve known SABIO (Supreme Articulation Bouncing In Orbit) for over a decade and didn’t even realize it until I met him in person as SABIO. Throughout the years, I’ve seen the Clark Kent-version of him at galleries, bars and and other art events since the mid-2000s, but never had an inkling he was the city’s […]

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For the past few weeks, math whiz and finance guy-turned-artist Nelson Saiers has been showcasing a series of new work at The Hole Shop without incident, but on Tuesday night serial shit-stirrer and Neoist artist Istvan Kantor disrupted his exhibit. The Hungarian-born Canadian provocateur tagged his signature nom de guerre “Monty Cantsin” on a mattress […]

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For several years, Danish photographer Søren Solkær has been hunting down urban artists from all across the globe and shooting their portraits for his new exhibit/book SURFACE. It all started in 2011, when renowned street artist Shepard Fairey went to Solkær’s hometown of Copenhagen to do a mural. The lensman snapped his photo and then […]

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On Wednesday night, a New York City-based group that uses the arts to rehabilitate teenagers and keep them from becoming a cog in the criminal justice system is holding a silent auction at Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery to raise money for its program. The artwork was donated by venerable list of graffiti and street artists […]

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Soho’s gallery nine5 has assembled quite an impressive lineup of artists for its latest group show Brand Loyalty, i’m lovin’, featuring work from the likes of Alben, Chad Gordon, Desire Obtain Cherish, Greg Haberny, Ron English, Sket One, WhIsBe and Zevs. The exhibit is a commentary on the ubiquity and idolization of corporate imagery, and […]

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